National Fisherman


HARPSWELL (WGME) -- A fisherman pulled in a green-ish lobster from Cundy's Harbor in Harpswell on Monday.

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For most people traveling on Interstate 5 in Northern California, Lake Shasta is viewed as a recreational jewel along their journey. The fact is the reservoir is a major workhorse providing flood control, critical storage capacity and water deliveries that provide multiple benefits to the public, farmers, municipalities, aquatic species, waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission was not able to come to a decision on next year's menhaden harvest quota when it met Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia.

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A Bourne lobster company says it made a mistake in shipping lobsters to New York that were legal in Massachusetts but undersized in the Empire State.

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A crew member on the fishing vessel Odin was found dead Saturday morning. Wrangell Search and Rescue responded to the scene after the Coast Guard was notified around 5:47 am Saturday.

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The Irish Piper did not go quietly. But finally it did go.

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A public meeting at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu Monday night drew more than 300 people.

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Two fishing groups won a major legal victory last week against the federal government and agribusiness interests when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Delta water contracts with the Westlands Water District and other irrigators.

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Ask scientists about the decline of the Yukon River's chinook salmon run, and they'll tell you they know one thing for sure - it's for real.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries announced Tuesday afternoon that it will begin the planning process to turn over part or all of a key fish population study from its flagship $54 million research vessel to private commercial fishing vessels.

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Inside the Industry

The Obama Administration recently announced that it is looking for candidates to be considered for a sustainable fishing prize.

The White House Champion for Change for Sustainable Seafood designation will honor individuals for “contributing to the ongoing recovery of America’s fishing industry and our fishing communities.”

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The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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